A Vote for Morality
Today's the big day of the Senate vote on an amendment to the Constitution to ban same-sex marriages. Realistically, the chances of it passing are pretty slim to none. Even the supporters are saying there aren't enough votes for that to happen. Morally, it's a huge step in the right direction and I'm all for it. I don't care that some jaded Democratic senators may falsely accuse it of being bigoted. It's about time that some politicians attempted to stay true to the Biblical ideals God has given us. Now if they could just be like that on more than one stance and in more than instances when they're just trying to win over voters.
No More Fifth Beatle
Honestly, I didn't even know dude was known as this. I had always thought that distinction was held by Clarence, the skit that Eddie Murphy did on Saturday Night Live years ago. At any rate, Billy Preston, died Tuesday from chronic kidney failure at only 59. He struck a chord with me as the most memorable part in the movie "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" with his "Get Back" cut. Loved that song. He also had the hit "Nothing from Nothing" that Eddie Murphy would later "immortalize" in his stand-up movie "Raw". I guess he also wrote Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful". He may not have done anything of any musical relevance in recent years, but he had done enough previously to make him a legend.
The Des Moines Man in Black
Rob Borsellino was known all around this city for his metro features in the Des Moines Register. I actually more commonly associate "the man in black" with him instead of Johnny Cash. Unfortunately, he died last week at the age of 56 from Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS). Even though ALS had robbed him of most of his functions, he still wrote until his death. He even made it a point to attend our Black and Gold ball in 2005. He looked extremely thin, but I didn't have a clue then that he was that sick. The Grim Reaper's been on a rampage for famous people this month and Rob was yet another casualty.
Real Life Doc Oc
A baby in Shanghai, China was born with an unusually well-formed third arm. Neither of the boy's two left arms were fully functional. Too bad because he could have made one heck of an athlete having three arms instead of one. And why is that everytime you always hear about these freakish babies that are medical mysteries that they're always in foreign countries? What are they putting in the water over there? I guess the little guy has since underwent surgery to have one of the third arms removed and it was successful. At least he'll have a much easier time finding shirts that fit now.
The New Apprentice
Donald Trump's show had it's season finale this Monday and to no one's surprise, Sean Yazbeck, a London-born recruitment consultant, was chosen. He was so head and shoulders above the snot-nosed Lee that it wasn't even funny. About the only thing they could have done to make the finale more entertaining was have him actually propose to his now-fiancee right there on live-tv. Trump more or less pressured him into saying he's going to marry her. Howevr, Trump probably isn't the right person to taking a cue from when it comes to that area.
News has leaked that a Los Angeles newspaper is going to start running a column called "Ask Kobe" where readers write in for advice and Kobe Bryant is the one giving them the answers. Excuse me?! This is wrong on SO many levels. How is somebody who never listens to good advice going to be qualified to give advice themselves? What person would be so desperate for guidance that the person they finally look to for an answer is him? I could go on a rant with all the advice that Kobe should take first, but it's just TOO easy.